Supply chain operations are increasingly reliant on cloud-based solutions, writes Chuck Fuerst. "With a cloud-based [warehouse management system], the customer gains the functional benefits of a new WMS without the up-front costs or IT drain, plus implementation times are much shorter because there is no lengthy installation process," he writes. This trend is being fueled in part by the fact that cloud-based tools allow small and midsized businesses to flexibly take advantage of WMS solutions.

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